Caffeine could fight against memory loss
It turns out, a mug of coffee not only drives away sleepiness, but also could help treat memory loss, a key symptom of Alzheimer's disease, shows a new research.
The daily dose of caffeine that the mice consumed was equivalent to 500 milligrams for human beings. In other words, it's like 14 cups of tea, 20 cola drinks or two cups of very strong coffee.
Since caffeine is safe for most of people, Dr.Arendash said it could be a viable treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
But the research is just the first step as the way human brains work is much more complicated that mice brains, says Eric Hall, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. In the US, he said, about one in eight people will develop the disease by age 65.
In the UK, the Alzheimer's Society, which doesn't suggest their patients develop a caffeine habit, says if the research could confirm it will benefit the human beings too, drinking coffee should be taken as part of a lifestyle, reported Guardian.
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